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Parmesan Couscous Salad


This was my lunch the other day and it was just what I was craving.  Simple, tasty, and something you can do with whatever you choose.  There are no measurements for this dish because it’s pretty much just a catch-all for whatever fresh produce you have on hand and want to throw in and mix up.  Simple!

PARMESAN COUSCOUS SALAD:

  • (1) 5.9 oz. Box Near East Parmesan Instant Couscous prepared according to package directions making sure to use the olive oil and not butter when preparing.
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon (or a whole lemon if you are a lemon lover like me)
  • 1/2 seeded, peeled and diced cucumber
  • 8 to 9 Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
  • Couple tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley
  • Handful or two of torn baby spinach leaves
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

After cooking the couscous according to the package directions, fluff with a fork and then refrigerate until cool.

Add couscous to a large bowl, add in all remaining ingredients and mix together.  Serve immediately.

You can switch this up with some lime juice and fresh cilantro. 

Add some vinegar in place of the lemon and top with some feta cheese. 

The possibilities are endless. 

Enjoy!

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4 responses to “Parmesan Couscous Salad

  1. caren gittleman November 7, 2010 at 11:36 PM

    this looks delicious!!

    I am a new follower of yours, found you on the Caveman Cooking site!
    Congrats on your win!!

  2. Foodin New England November 8, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    MMM we love cous cous. What a great recipe, thanks! And congrats again on your win!!

    • boredcook November 8, 2010 at 4:22 PM

      Thanks. The first time I ever had couscous was about 15 years ago and I fell in love with it. I had never even heard of it before that.

      This dish is so simple and quick. And since my whole family hated the look of it before even trying it, I didn’t have to share it at all. Just fine with me!

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